CLASP looks at workforce demands in Tennessee

The Economic Imperative for More Adults to Complete College: Tennessee
Demand for College-Educated Workers will


  • Keep Rising Over the Next Ten Years Between 2008 and 2018, demand for workers with postsecondary education will rise by 12.2 percent in Tennessee, while demand for other workers will grow more slowly at 10.4 percent. 
  • Between 2008 and 2018, state labor demand will increase faster for college-educated workers (194,000 additional jobs) than for high school graduates and dropouts (145,000 additional jobs). 
  • By 2018, over 53 percent of jobs in Tennessee (and nearly two-thirds of jobs in the nation) will require some postsecondary education or training.

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